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ASUS announces GTX 1080 11Gbps, GTX 1060 9Gbps models

ASUS unveils faster GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 models, with 11Gbps and 9Gbps VRAM.

Published Mar 29, 2017 11:42 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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ASUS has announced two new graphics cards that will be available under the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti custom models, with the upgraded GTX 1080 and GTX 1060. The new GeForce GTX 1080 rocks 8GB of GDDR5X, clocked at 11Gbps compared to 10Gbps on the original GTX 1080 - while the GTX 1060 has its 6GB of GDDR5 clocked up to 9Gbps, compared to 8Gbps on the original GTX 1060.

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The new ASUS GTX 1080 8GB 11Gbps Strix OC will rock the triple-fan DirectCU III cooling setup from ASUS, with a 2-slot design, and 8+2-phase power with 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.

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ASUS hasn't revealed the GPU clock speeds for its new Strix card just yet, but it will be launching mid-April.

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Next up is the new ASUS GTX 1060 6GB 9Gbps OC model, which sports the DirectCU II cooling solution, but isn't a member of the Strix family.

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It will be launching in mid-April, and will be a competitor for the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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